Mad World News: Just as Muhammad perfected the art of slaughter, the Islamic State has utilized ancient terror tactics to discourage any resistance. Part of this barbaric strategy requires the most gruesome, hellish displays, showing the world that they are a force with which to be reckoned.
One of these displays has attracted attention and outrage across the globe.
Whether bragging about their most recent conquest or simply attempting to warn residents of their fate for disobeying Sharia, ISIS insurgents hanged eight dead bodies from the metal frame at the entrance of Kirkuk province in Iraq, the Daily Mail reports.
The hanged men were tied by their feet, swinging below the black flag of ISIS on the awning above in the town of Hawija.
The horrific photos first appeared on social media, revealing the Islamic State’s latest public display of barbarity, according to the Daily Mail.
A man believed to be Abu al-Rahman is pictured near the display with a one-fingered salute, acknowledging that Allah is one and there is no trinity.
Al-Rahman has been previously photographed alongside rows of severed heads.
He was also pictured with armed, masked insurgents believed to be ISIS fighters.
Although shocking, it is not the first gruesome display erected to discourage residents from rising up. Reports of the severed heads of children placed on a fence in a park in Mosul were posted to horrify the families of the slaughtered children.
ISIS’s sick obsession with savage butchery is no new aspect of Islam. The Islamic Prophet Muhammad is believed to have beheaded nearly 800 men and boys, and at least one woman, at a single time.
The Muslim Ottoman Empire used impalement throughout most of its tyrannical reign, displaying the skewered bodies of their enemies around the cities as a warning to non-Muslims. This same type of cruelty was nearly revived when a Muslim woman petitioned the Islamic State to impale Jordanian pilot Lt. Muath al-Kaseasbeh. However, ISIS opted for a more Muhammadan death by burning him alive.
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Disclaimer: This was not written by Lorra B.